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Remember getting stuck in Zelda, only to discover the secret you were missing the next day? Or being jealous of the kid who had Nintendo Power? In the internet age when you get stuck in a game, it's easy to find the solution online. Too easy. On Retro Reset, we're gaming like it's 199X-- no guides, no GameFAQs, no internet. We're resetting our brain console and relearning how to discover the worlds of gaming for ourselves.
 
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Jedidiah Jenkins is a New York Times bestselling author. In this episode, we talk about the search for meaning and self-awakening in a world filled with complexity, and his new book Like Streams to the Ocean. This episode is sponsored by Stereo. Go to https://stereo.com/coryallen to join me for a LIVE interactive podcast! This episode is sponsored …
 
Fresh from her triumph at the Golden Globes, the producer of Pixar masterpiece Soul, Dana Murray, is my guest, telling how she reached the top rungs of the animation powerhouse and the films that inspired her. Plus, I recommend Mexico's I'm No Longer Here and tender punk memoir Poly Styrene: I Am Cliche. Music by Lee Rosevere. See acast.com/privacy…
 
Jake Gyllenhaal knows he has a great job as a celebrated film actor. But the thing that brings him true joy is bursting into song as part of a stage musical. Jake talks with Marc about his love of theater, which ended up landing him three Tony Award nominations this year, one for acting and two for producing. They also get into why Broadway needs t…
 
Damaged: Musicality and Race in Early American Punk (University Press of Mississippi, 2020) is the first book-length portrait of punk as a musical style with an emphasis on how punk developed in relation to changing ideas of race in American society from the late 1960s to the early 1980s. Drawing on musical analysis, archival research, and new inte…
 
Tim Allen has embodied enough different personas - Tim Taylor, Mike Baxter, Buzz Lightyear, Santa Claus - that he often doesn’t know which guy he actually is. But at least he’s no longer the directionless young man who made bad choices and ran afoul of the law. Tim tells Marc how he cleaned up his act and made it as a club comic before breaking out…
 
Dr. Bruce Greyson is the leading expert on near-death experiences. In this episode, we talk about what Bruce has discovered during his lifelong research of NDEs and how they changed the people that had them. This episode is sponsored by Stereo. Go to https://stereo.com/coryallen to join me for a LIVE interactive podcast! This episode is sponsored b…
 
Just after Christmas in 1956, sisters Barbara and Patricia Grimes went missing in Chicago after going to see an Elvis movie. Their disappearance prompted a huge response by both law enforcement and the community. Sadly, about a week later, the bodies of Barbara and Patricia were found on the side of the road. Join Mike and Gibby as they finish thei…
 
Maybe the People Would Be the Times (Verse Chorus Press, 2020) could be described as a memoir in essay form. Collecting pieces from the past two decades, this book covers Luc Sante's childhood as an immigrant from Belgium, his engagement with the downtown arts scene that gave rise to punk, and the eventual downfall of a version of New York that may…
 
Michael K. Williams knows that a lot of people consider his character, Omar Little, to be the best character on The Wire. But he has a different opinion about the show’s best character. Michael tells Marc about how he brought his struggles as an addict to his performance, how he relapsed while making the show, and how the cast gave him the support …
 
EPISODE 102 MAURICE ALLEN, JOHN DOE AND JAY JUMP RIGHT IN ON BOOSIE HATING ON LORI HARVEY! JAY COINING 'THE VIDS' AND HIM BEING ON DIAL UP AND SOUNDING LIKE HE'S MAKING A CALL FROM COUNTY. WHERE DID THE TERM 'LEGGY FEMALE' COME FROM. HOW DO YOU HANDLE HEART BREAK, TO GET OVER SOMEONE YOU HAVE TO GET UNDER SOMEONE AND MORE... PULL UP AND CATCH A VIB…
 
FOR EPISODE 100 - WHICH IS A BIG F*CKING DEAL!!!MAURICE ALLEN AND THE CREW ASK A VERY LEGIT QUESTION... IS DRAKE THE GOAT IN HIPHOP/RAP? THEY ALSO DISCUSS THIS THING CALLED 'BUSS IT CHALLENGE' AND WHAT'S BEING BUSSED. FAKING IT TIL' YOU MAKE IT AND MUCH MORE... BE SURE TO PULL UP AND CATCH A VIBE.By Maurice Allen
 
MAURICE ALLEN - JAY AND JOHN DOE GO ALLLLLL THE WAY FOR EPISODE 102. THEY DISCUSS FABOLOUS. WHERE HE DISPLAYING HIS LOVE FOR EMILY B. IS THAT WHAT GOALS LOOK LIKE. THEY ALSO DISCUSS WHAT WAS GOING ON WITH THE US CAPITOL GETTING BUMRUSHED BY THE TRUMP TERRORIST, WHAT A GREAT TIP LOOKS LIKE AND MORE... BE SURE TO PULL UP AND CATCH A VIBE…
 
Liner Notes for the Revolution: The Intellectual Life of Black Feminist Sound (Harvard University Press, 2021) by Dr. Daphne Brooks is a lyrical masterpiece that takes readers on an exhilarating journey through a century of Black sound from Bessie Smith to Beyoncé. In writing alongside the sistas who cared for Black women's musicianship like Paulin…
 
Folklorist Robert L. Stone presents a rare collection of high-quality documentary photos of the sacred steel guitar musical tradition and the community that supports it. The introductory text and extended photo captions in Can’t Nobody Do Me Like Jesus! Photographs from the Sacred Steel Community (University of Mississippi Press, 2020) offer the re…
 
Melissa Leo’s acting style is a combination of gut instincts and a compulsive need to ask questions. It’s a style that already earned her an Oscar and continual employment, but also keeps her from falling into the trap of business-as-usual. Melissa and Marc talk about her performances in movies like Frozen River The Fighter and the new film Body Br…
 
Sharon Salzberg is a Buddhist teacher and New York Times bestselling author. In this episode, we talk about the Buddhist concept of impermanence, the four noble truths, and her new online course The Way of the Buddha. This episode is sponsored by Stereo. Go to https://stereo.com/coryallen to join me for a LIVE interactive podcast! This episode is s…
 
Just after Christmas in 1956, sisters Barbara and Patricia Grimes went missing in Chicago after going to see an Elvis movie. Their disappearance prompted a huge response by both law enforcement and the community. Sadly, about a week later, the bodies of Barbara and Patricia were found on the side of the road by a construction worker who, at first, …
 
Jazz legend Branford Marsalis talks about his score for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, composing for the late Chadwick Boseman, working with Spkie Lee and his life watching movies. Plus I have news of a thrilling new doc about Brazilian great Pele, a tribute to Jean Claude Carrière and the new Black Panther. Music by Lee Rosevere. See acast.com/privacy …
 
A tale of passion and obsession from a philosophy professor who learns to play Bach on the piano as an adult. Dan Moller grew up listening to heavy metal in the Boston suburbs. But one day, something shifted when he dug out his mother's record of The Art of the Fugue, inexplicably wedged between ABBA's greatest hits and Kenny Rogers. Moller was fix…
 
Sam Neill never had any ambitions as an actor, which is not true about his ambitions as a wine maker. Speaking to Marc from one of his vineyards in New Zealand, Sam talks about how he’s still striving to make the greatest bottle of wine as he lives a sort of double-life as a very familiar face on screens big and small. They also discuss Sam’s ideal…
 
Jodie Foster came out on the other side of being a child actor as a two-time Oscar winner, a celebrated director, a producer and someone who is content with her life. She tells Marc how she did it, which has a lot to do with her mother and establishing boundaries. They also talk about how Taxi Driver changed her conception of acting, the great less…
 
Justin Boreta is a Grammy-nominated musician. In this episode, we talk about meditation, how ambient music found its place in popular culture, the flow state of creativity, and his new work with Eckhart Tolle as Superposition. This episode is sponsored by Stereo. Go to https://stereo.com/coryallen to join me for a LIVE interactive podcast! This epi…
 
On March 3, 1983, two bodies were found near the Copper Dollar Ranch in Iowa. 20-year-old Steven Fisher and 17-year-old Melissa Gregory, both employees at the ranch, were found beaten to death. Police had their suspicions but it took them 31 years before they arrested Steven's wife Terri Fisher for both murders. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss …
 
Today I talked to Paul O. Jenkins about his book Bluegrass Ambassadors: The McLain Family Band in Appalachia and the World (West Virginia UP, 2020). This episode covers a band that defies expectations. Coming from Hindman, Kentucky, this band formed in 1968 served as ambassadors of U.S. culture in over 60 countries. T were also fairly unique in bei…
 
At 10:20pm on August 15th, 1969, Ravi Shankar — then, and still, the most famous practitioner of the sitar and Indian classical music — takes the stage at Woodstock. It’s arguably the zenith of Indian music’s popularity in the West, with musicians like the Beatles, the Byrds and Led Zeppelin embracing elements of Indian music. But this was merely t…
 
Mark Harris is a writer, journalist, critic and lover of film, which is why Marc wanted to talk with him. After months of at-home movie watching, Marc is convinced that artistic appreciation and critical thinking around film is more important than ever. Mark Harris has devoted a large chunk of his life to doing that kind of work, including his book…
 
Jump Up!: Caribbean Carnival Music in New York City (Oxford University Press, 2019) is a comprehensive history of Trinidadian calypso and steelband music in the diaspora. Blending urban studies, oral history, archival research, and ethnography, Ray Allen examines how members of New York’s diverse Anglophile-Caribbean communities forged transnationa…
 
Salma Hayek says she survived in Hollywood because she didn't let anger get the better of her. And she'd have good reasons to be angry, facing a barrage of sexism, discrimination, typecasting, and a general dismissiveness of her talent. Salma and Marc talk about how she stood up for herself, particularly when making the film Frida, and why Salma be…
 
Understanding how people cope with large-scale traumatic events has become more urgent as we continue to cope with the effects of the pandemic. In Resonant Recoveries: French Music and Trauma Between the World Wars (Oxford University Press, 2021), Jillian Rogers examines France in the aftermath of World War I, which left its residents mourning a lo…
 
16-year-old Cathy Moulton disappeared on September 24, 1971 from Portland, Maine. She was last seen visiting with some friends at a music store. She had plans to attend a dance that night but didn't make it home for dinner with her family. As is true with many disappearance cases from that time period, the police told Cathy's family that she had li…
 
The man who plays Malcolm X in One Night in Miami is my guest: Kingsley Ben-Adir takes us through his movie loves and film memories and I look at The Capote Tapes and the Golden Globe nominations. 21 Grams (12.42) The Usual Suspects (15.12) In America (18.20) Music by Lee Rosevere. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
The familiar story of Delta blues musician Robert Johnson, who sold his soul to the devil at a Mississippi crossroads in exchange for guitar virtuosity, and the violent stereotypes evoked by legendary blues "bad men" like Stagger Lee undergird the persistent racial myths surrounding "authentic" blues expression. Fictional Blues: Narrative Self-Inve…
 
Stanley Tucci is fortunate that he broke into the mainstream with his movie Big Night because it combined two of the things he loves the most: acting and food. Stanley talks with Marc about the comfort he gets from cooking and the satisfaction he gets from a good performance. They discuss his extensive career, including The Devil Wears Prada, Spotl…
 
I've given the show a title tweak for the new season. We are now called Seen Any Good Films Lately? It's what I get asked all the time and I found that my guests just come alive when talking about their movie loves, past and present…I ask them what they’re up to and what they’re watching and I run down a few of the films I've seen and to look out f…
 
In the first show of the new season there’s a title tweak and a brilliant guest: Stacy Martin is first up on Seen Any Good Films Lately? She discusses her roles in British sci-fi Archive and in the stylish and creepy TV series The Serpent, about hippie killer Charles Sobhraj. Stacy talks about her status in both French and English cinema and her fi…
 
David Duchovny knows you know him from The X-Files. He knows you know him from Californication. But that’s not going to stop him from wanting to be taken seriously as a novelist and a recording artist. David and Marc talk about his multifaceted career, his early academic pursuits, and The X-Files episode that gave him the foundation for his latest …
 
Dr. Carl Hart is an expert in neuropsychopharmacology and professor of psychology at Columbia University. In this episode, we talk about Carl’s cutting-edge drug addiction research and the war on drugs. This episode is sponsored by Stereo. Go to https://stereo.com/coryallen to join me for a LIVE interactive podcast with MYQ KAPLAN on Friday 2/5. Th…
 
In 2008, real estate agent Lindsay Buziak was showing a million-dollar home to a couple in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Her boyfriend found her stabbed to death inside the home, just minutes after she was killed. Investigators had very little physical evidence to go on in the search for her killer. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the mys…
 
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